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Poster: William Tell Date: May 21, 2009 7:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Dead moment of all time?

9-19-70.

Seriously.

Others have great choices too however.

I would also nominate 4-6-69, DDHNM.

That is in honor of StCueBall.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 21, 2009 7:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Dead moment of all time?

Aw Thanks! I second that one. I think I'll add another: UJB, 10/4/70. Still the best live UJB I've ever heard...

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: May 22, 2009 3:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Dead moment of all time?

I often find myself pulling out the UJB from Dijon on 9-18-74 as my quintessential Dead moment:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1974-09-18.sbd.miller.20675.shnf

For pure transcendental bliss, though, I'd have to say 2-27-69

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: May 22, 2009 8:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Dead moment of all time?

The guitar licks at the beginning of that Uncle John's Band are IT!!!

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: May 22, 2009 12:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Dead moment of all time?

Had most of this show (inc. UJB) on a green vinyl TMQ (Trade Mark of Quality - read Unquality for Quality) bootleg when I was a kid and this show has been a favourite of mine ever since - after Live/Dead, this was my second Dead album. Great CCS->IKYR, great Sugar (Wah Wah) Magnolia and everything about it was/is just so electric/energetic - the Dead in 'eager to please' mode.

And when Jerry picks out the melody of UJB as a practice before they start, well I just go weak at the knees.

Good call.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 22, 2009 12:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Dead moment of all time?

My 10/4/70 was on Trademark Of Quality YELLOW vinyl (called "Dreadful Great"). Their logo was a lil pig. A show that, now that I have it in it's entirety, I re-visit often.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: May 22, 2009 1:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Dead moment of all time?

That's a real open-ender of a question. Just about impossible, but i'd at least have to divide it into stuff I witnessed live and stuff I've heard on tape,...

Ultimate Dead moment(s) for me when I was there would have to be two: the ST STEPHEN breakout at MSG in 1983, for the sheer crowd madness of it; and strictly musically speaking it would be the sublime transition (I still say the best they ever did) of SUGAR MAG>SCARLET from the Alpine show I was at in July 1989.

and for wish-I-was-there-but-wasn't, I gotta go with Jerry's final solo w/the band in tow from EYES at DeKalb, Ill. 10/29/77....that rush of brilliance is to me what the Dead were really about when at their finest.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: May 21, 2009 8:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Dead moment of all time?

10/31/71 dark star

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 21, 2009 9:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Dead moment of all time?

Really ridiculous question and please tell Kochman I respect him for willing to die for me (and a bit verklempt he hasn't).

Personally, to keep it on the Dark Star moment, for me the single moment ingrained in my being that I will carry to my grave is those few minutes on 7-13-84 full moon friday between Phil walking out in his NASA shirt and telling us to be cool for a few extra minutes as they were going to try something special to them walking back on and a star shooting across the sky as Phil hit those opening notes.... While not one of the "greats" it was the first one I "got".

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Poster: spacedface Date: May 22, 2009 12:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Dead moment of all time?

Among favorite moments was a Laguna Seca show that was cloudy with fog. The fog melted away and the sun warmed the crowd for the Dead's set then the fog crept back with the cold when the GD were done.

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Poster: Agent 86 Date: May 22, 2009 4:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Dead moment of all time?

Not even close on this one. 10/9/89, Hampton. Dark Star breakout, Attics breakout as an encore. 'Nuf said.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 22, 2009 6:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Dead moment of all time?

I dunno, 86; If I were on a blanket with 99, the above sounds like one sublime moment.

On second thought, anywhere with 99 might be as good.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: May 22, 2009 11:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Dead moment of all time?

Apparently, Mel Brooks wanted to name the character "69," but the network said, "no way"...

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 22, 2009 7:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sorry, Therapy related hijack...

BD--you're the only one that'll understand my pain...are you and Coach K running any sort of "therapy camp" for depressed fans? Sign me up.

Sure, I know it's all "our" own fault, what with the soft play, missed freethrows, and above it all, the amazing inconsistency (the +/- for individual players is just all over the place, each and every game, with guys like Fish and the Machine just unable to get on track...much less Bynum).

But, just like my dear departed dad, I find myself screaming at the tube, unable to watch, listening to the game from afar...hoping and pleading for consistency from...from the frickin REFs!!!

Yes, I know in the end the total fouls balances out for the Nug-Thugs (I really do detest KMart...he should be banned) and the Touchy-Feelie Lakerettes, BUT over the course of the game, it just so upsets the flow and beauty of the game.

In the first half, I am objective enough to know the Thugs couldn't get a call, and then it turned, and every, and I mean every, drive of theirs got a whistle, while we got nuthin, and the usual "no calls!!!" in closing seconds of quarters or games in which they "let them play"...it is just too much for one that never went for the physical game in spite of having been cut out for it as player (I always felt it was "wrong" even if knowing it might be req'd in particular matchups, etc.).

Sorry folks! Had to get it off my chest; Dr. BD counseling session ended.

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Poster: high flow Date: May 22, 2009 8:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sorry, Therapy related hijack...

Hey Tell - My dad is still around, but just like him, I get vocal w/ TV sports. Like, "Aw! C'mon! Call the walk!", or, "3 SECONDS!".

I suppose I'll be doing this long after he's gone.

I'm not sure if this post was a tribute to your dad, but I felt the love.:)

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 22, 2009 9:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sorry, Therapy related hijack...

Of course, I knew you'd understand...yep, my mom hated it about him.



My wife left the room after about ten minutes of me.



The finest complement is imitation?

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Poster: Ole Uncle John Date: May 22, 2009 8:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Ha Ha Ha......

Any of you who mentioned a date from the 80's as THE all time GD moment really made we laugh hard,thanks : )

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 22, 2009 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ha Ha Ha......

Uncle, no doubt I will more readily grab 10-12 or 2-14-68 if I want to hear the boys, but my response was for a moment for me at a show. Too young to have been at Avalon so I take what was given. Indeed, it was just those few moments of a full moon, shooting star and Phil's opening notes. No more than 20 seconds but a moment that I'll keep forever. Have another hearty laugh - it's good for the soul.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 22, 2009 8:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ha Ha Ha......

That's your only advice for me?

I've never seen Coach K do that though...

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 22, 2009 9:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ha Ha Ha......

Members of the Duke nation call complaining about the officiating "twerping" in honor of the University of Maryland. It sucks to have bad calls, or even worse, uneven or erratic calls (by that I mean they allow physical inside play for 3 quarters and all of a sudden call touch fouls). But both games came down to the final play(s) so I'm not sure how much you can whine about the refs. Now please note that I did NOT see last night's game so I can't comment. I do know that the network execs and league bosses are dreading the thought of an Orlando-Denver match up. I reiterate that it has been preordained that Kobe v King James will be the match up. [money doesn't talk, it shouts]

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 22, 2009 9:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ha Ha Ha......

Oh, trust me, I am not deploring the loss, but the overall REF issue.

Of course, if I were a Detroit of Old, or even old or new Celts fan, I'd see it differently (I did sheepishly turn a blind eye when we had Shaq and he did what he did from 2000-2002, BUT even then, the INCONSISTENCY was frustrating as Hell: sometimes he could crush people and it was "establishing position" and the next he couldn't move without getting a foul).

As an "old school" sort I really do believe it is a non-contact sport in it's purest form, and that it should be ref'd one way or another, CONSISTENTLY.

I am sure if Odum or Pau came out with Martin-esque moves they'd be called on it (partly their own fault).

thanks for listening, BD & HF!

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Poster: fenario80 Date: May 22, 2009 10:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ha Ha Ha......

I think you could seriously make the argument for some 80's shows, though they wouldn't be my first pick either. 9/18/1987 stands out as an actual historical moment - Touch of Grey broke the Top Ten that week and the boys celebrated with this amazing show ...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1987-09-18.mtx.hansokolow.96139.flac16

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 22, 2009 10:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ha Ha Ha......

you mean the half-ass mariachi band Cliff walkout show?

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Poster: fenario80 Date: May 22, 2009 10:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ha Ha Ha......

you mean the double-ply hibachi jaguar?

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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 22, 2009 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ha Ha Ha......

Nice.

I was there. Still recall that Dew as one of the highlights of my time seeing the boys.

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